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You tell em sista. I 100% agree. It’s about time someone said it.
I’ll never understand what Black Lives Matter stands for. To me, it’s propaganda with no agenda. I grew up in San Francisco Ca. Which is 8 miles away from the birth of what REAL Black Power represents. The Black Panthers grass roots movement started in Oakland California. Growing up in the 80’s where the crack epidemic destroyed our communities, you had no choice but to learn who held communities together 20 years prior: The Black Panthers. Angela Davis, Huey Newton, Afeni Shakur, Bobby Seale, Eldredge Clever, Charles Barron (No relation, I wish), and Mumia-Abu Jamal were just a few of the names that helped and organized a whole world of Black. From free breakfast programs, to community education, to militant training, to aide, The Black Panther party represented what Black Power stood for. You couldn’t just say “Black Power” and be at the Nike store 10 mins later to stand in line to buy some Jordans. You couldn’t say “Black Power” and not donate your time to help out your community. Black Lives Matter fails the Black community on so many levels. It is lazy, keyboard activism that gives creditability passes to anyone wearing their stupid T-Shirts. How can Black Lives Matter protest something and 9 minutes later they are on their iPhone? You riot and loot your own communities when injustice is a foot and 2 weeks later you are back to square one. What is your goal? What is your plan? What type of infrastructure do you have on place? Who is your spokesman/woman? Who is the treasury? What principles do you have? Ethics? Morals? What brands of clothing should we stay away from? What’s your code of conduct? You guys see what I am getting at? You are saying that we as Black people are inferior to others. From a Legacy stand point, they have none. It’s a fad. The new rap group or latest trend.
These are the only Black Lives that Matter.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Ca, I've been a local sports fan for about 26 years now. Have a passion for the 49ers, Giants, Warriors. Have a respect and a disliking (hahaha) for the Raiders and A's. Following Cal and Stanford College hoops, College football, NFL, WNBA, and NBA. Will be giving you perspective from a young black male growing up here in the bay area. Holding no punches. Hope ya'll enjoy